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Kekkilä-BVB launches a virtual festival to discuss and develop horticulture and gardening – Grow21 leads the green industry towards a more sustainable future

February 9, 2021

Helsinki, Finland, 8 February, 2021 – Kekkilä-BVB, the European leader in horticulture, launches a virtual event for the extended community of horticulture, gardening and landscaping professionals to gain inspiration, learn about new trends, share experiences and drive the industry towards a more sustainable future.

”Due to Covid-19, many horticulture and gardening industry events have been cancelled or postponed. With this virtual event, taking place on 9–11 February 2021, we aim to bring light and inspiration to our current reality.”, says Juha Mäkinen, CEO of Kekkilä-BVB.

As well as a world-class line-up of inspirational keynote speakers, the event will host panel discussions, interviews, Q&A sessions and local webinars.

Day 1 will focus on securing green areas and biodiversity in urban areas. On day 2, the key focus will be on trends and the changes in consumer behaviour in the post-pandemic world. Day 3 provides us with answers on how Covid-19 is changing our industry and what the future of sustainable growing will look like.


The line-up of 35 inspirational speakers includes:

Laura Gatti, 9th of February 2021

A world-famous agronomist and landscape consultant/designer, and recognized as one of the 50 most influential green leaders in the world. She will provide us with an inspirational speech about the present and future of our green cities.

Anne Lise Kjaer, 10th of February 2021

A leading global futurist and visionary thinker, and the CEO of trend management & ideas consultancy Kjaer Global, whose visionary keynote will cover the key topics shaping tomorrow’s people and our quest for a better world.

Jussi Hiltunen, 11th of February 2021

A partner at McKinsey Helsinki, a leading global management consultant firm, will share his views on the future of the horticulture industry.

To find the registration and the full agenda, visit


More information:

Nina Kinnunen, Director Sustainability, Brand & Communications,, +358 40 7775333

Anna-Marja Vainio, Senior Manager, Communications,, +358 50 5531913